The age-old adage is that three’s a crowd, but French tiny house company Baluchon is proving that it’s not entirely the case. This tiny house called Astrild was built as the main home for Céline, her partner and daughter near Besançon, and it’s proving itself as a worthy primary residence.
It’s a six-metre-long tiny house on a double-axle trailer with a lightweight spruce frame and cedar cladding. The strong wood theme is continued throughout the tiny home, with a rustic charm achieved while maintaining a clean and contemporary feel.
It features a removable oak and spruce table, quaint kitchenette, two mezzanine areas, and a spacious bathroom. There is also no shortage of storage or style to make this tiny house on wheels stand out from the crowd.
Astrild is a six-metre-long tiny house on a double-axle trailer. Its striking design comes courtesy of the spruce frame and cedar cladding.
The interior of the tiny home is deceivingly spacious, with a removable table, large sofa, and library shelf. There is also no shortage of windows for lighting.
The dining and entertaining nook offer plenty of room for three people, with dining for two and a three-seater sofa.
Two mezzanine floors are accessible via a removable ladder and a staircase. When the ladder is not in use, it’s fixed to the wall.
The child’s room is deceivingly spacious with a large window, a lovely wood theme, and wooden balustrades.
The master mezzanine floor is opposite the child’s room and has wooden balustrades, a 150 x 200-centimetre bed, and a clothing closet.
The kitchen is well-equipped for everyday needs, with a fridge, washer/dryer combo, sink, and cabinetry. A wood stove is convenient for cooking and heating. The kitchen is central in the home and sits adjacent to the storage-laden staircase that leads to the master bedroom.
Smart storage removes clutter in this tiny home.
The bathroom is not too dissimilar from a standard household bathroom. It has a dry toilet with a chip compartment and stainless-steel bucket, and an 80 x 80-centimetre shower cubicle.
The toilet area is spacious, clean, and welcoming for everyone in the family.
The tiny home remains warm and comfortable year-round thanks to the hemp, linen, and cotton insulation in the flooring and walls. Wood fibres line the ceiling.
Space is utilised as best as possible on the outside of the tiny home, too. Shelves form part of the wall to accommodate herbs for cooking.